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. >>reporter: for the first time the obama administration issued direct apology for health car care.govern. >> i want to apologies to you that the web site has not work as well as it should. >> but no pl ji for the latest dust up over obama care. >> if you lake your plan you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. >> for 14 million americans who bay private health insurance that may not be true. the. >> now being told they can't. >> julie received a letter from her insurance company saying her private plan no longer exists. >> i'm not going to be the able to afford anything if i ever get sick. >> why is this happening? because insurance companies which offered cheap insurance like julie left 0out basic now required bio bama care. like hospital coverage. maternity. mental health or prescription drug. now forced to cancel those plans and replace them. julie new premium would be 210 dollars a month. three times more than she pay now if she takes the insurance company alternative. but 3 independent health care experts tell abc news julie and the othe
. >> this is not -- the french and the obama administration have no sympathy. the germans do. >> i agree. two issues. access, damage, negligence, trying to get a handle on it is one issue. this begs for a larger question. what you heard there in that interview is look, the president is going to dos in job. they are protecting the united states interns. the only thing that you don't have allies, you have interest. we are not going to stop surveilling. >> sounds like you don't think it should be an issue. you think this is a national security issue. >> yes. >> the of the president's base doesn't like this nsa business. >> a large part. >> he is sticking to it and said what is the president more upset about? the revelations or the tactics? revelations. he made no bones about it. >> he is right and they don't know what he has. that poses a big problem and i spent the last two weeks in germany and that's all anyone wanted to talk about. >> this is the number one story. >> it's a huge story and a huge problem, but they are going to get to the bottom of it. it's the uncertainty of knowing when things will come out
administration in charges of the troubled obamacare faces questions by the house of representatives ways and means committee and whether she saw the problems ahead. lawmakers want to know if they can trust the promise that things will run smoothly by end of november. in democrats have joined republicans in calling for a one year infallment -- installment for next pan -- for tax penalty. >> hurricane level winds knocked down trees and left hundreds of thousands without tower in england. with at least five deaths reported in united kingdom, six in germany and one in denmark and the netherlands. >> limiting screen time no longer means just tv. doctors have a tough new prescription that may have you setting the timer when your child plays angry birds. >> a son california city wants the city to give the makers one saus everyone deserves a better car. and now, during the "sign then drive" sales event, t volkswagen we believe you're closer to yours than ever. like the turbocharged tiguan the midsize passat or the 34 highway mpg jetta. and every new 2014 volkswagen comes with no-charge scheduled
with germany, with mexico, with the other countries. >> this morning, the obama administration is managing the fallout in a statement officials say the white house is reviewing the way america gathers intelligence to account for the security concerns of united states citizens and allies. the "wall street journal" reported that the white house cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them including the one tracking german chancellor merkel. the germans are enraged. headlines this weekend that the united states has been listening to her cell phone since 2002 and president obama knew. the n.s.a. denies the president was aware. also, reports that the embassy in berlin houses a secret listening post spying open german government officials and business leaders, one of 80 such posts. >> the suspicion in europe is this is not really about counterterrorism but more about industrial espionage. >> many members of congress believe n.s.a. data collection is an essential tool to combat trim. >> we have saved many lives because of the intelligence we have given them. they are given information
as congress grills the obama administration over its failed website. >> the tough questions on capitol hill and the growing confusion in maryland. >>> hello, everyone, i'm dick carter. >> and i'm denise koch. >> many marylanders are still trying to sign up on the obamacare website. meghan mccorkell has more from the intense hearing on capitol hill. >> reporter: that problem-plagued website has sparked lots of controversy on capitol hill. >> we're barely four weeks into this one, and we're already declaring it dead. >> why should the american people believe you now? >> reporter: rapid-fire questions for the head of the health care website for what's being called a disastrous rollout. >> this health care gov site is fixable. >> reporter: another hit for obama care. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. >> reporter: but cbs news has learned insurance providers are dropping more than two million people because their policies don't meet minimum standards for the new law. >> the website says if you wa
. >>> the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. -- the information the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. >>> the white house reportedly was warned about the problems with its national health care website one month before it was launched. cnn is reporting the main contractor for healthcare.gov reported a number of outstanding issues and warned there wasn't enough time for adequate testing. meantime the chief of medicare was on capitol hill today to testify about the troubles people are having with the site. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> she said it will be fixed. republicans are not satisfied. they say some americans are seeing their insurance cancelled because it doesn't mean the laws requirement. >>> the san francisco city attorney says it's considering an appeal of yesterday's multi million dollars jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against the fire department. as david stevenson discovered city hall was alread
:30. coming up - the accusations that some abandoned at a bay areathen. the obama administration is facing serious problems on two different fronts. [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? >> now at 5:30. the owners of a nursing home in castro valley, say they'll fight to re-open. a criminal investigation continues into how a dozen patients were abandoned by their caregivers. for several days. those residents - some of them bedridden or in wheelchairs - are safe tonight.either with family or at local hospitals after being evacuated saturday. kron4's maureen kelly says the facility where they were living has a long history of problems. >> reporter: yellow crime scene tape still blocks the driveway at the valley manor community care home.the residential care home was in the process of being shut down by the state.the operators.hermin
on the obama administration's health insurance website. sebelius told the house energy and commerce committee she apologizes for access problems that have been "miserably frustrating" for many americans and said she's accountable for fixing them - by the end of november. she added that the system is female announcer: female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event. choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows, and free same-day delivery. are you next? announcer: but don't wait. sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is ending soon. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ i want you to know stuff i want you to be kind. i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to look at the chart before you say hi...david. i want you to return my emails. i want you
supporters ofand they've hacked other high- profile accounts and >> ofthe obama administration says it's extending the deadline for american's to sign up for the affordable care act. people now have until march 31st to sign up for coverage next year. and avoid new tax penalties. today's announcement had been expected - since the white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. >> getting health care in california has been relatively easy compared to what's happening nationally with "obamacare" still, moving the penalty deadline back to march 31st is a relief for californians who are on the fence about their healthcare coverage. i just got off the phone with the executive director peter lee. >> this is great, this is very clear for us to be able to do or marketing. and if you want to wait until 2014? you will not get a penalty if you sign between open enrollment. open enrollment. >> from the beginning covered california has had far fewer glitches than the national website, in fact the executive director has been on the phone with the presi
learned that the obama administration was warned in september that the obamacare website wasn't ready to go live. in this report for the previous month transmitted to the government by one of the contractors, cgi. >> reporter:the report gave "the highest priority" to things in plain language like "we dont have access to monitoring tools" "not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing"and "hub services are intermittently the 'site's not working sometimes'. >> reporter:cgi saying back in september place to alert whenever the hub goes down. >> reporter:back on capitol hill on tuesday the head of cms, the centers for medicare and medicaid services, responsible for the big fail on the launch of the healthcare.gov web site kicked off her testimony before the house ways and means committee by saying she's sorry. >>"we know that consumers are eager to purchase this coverage andto the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should." >>
after 30 days of the administration refusing to release any numbers on obama care enrollment moments ago fox news getting our very first look at concrete numbers from the big health care sign up. and it shows just six people enrolled on the first day of sign ups. six. welcome everyone i'm megyn kelly. this is the kelly file and the news is breaking this evening. for weeks this administration has refused to give out enrollment numbers. in testimony before congress, to the american people, the president giving a speech, no, no, no, no. so the house oversight committee subpoenaed information from okay lean setba -- kathleen sebelius. in just this last hour moments before we came to air, we got this detailing of what actually happened in the first days of the obama care launch. look at this. six on day one. six people. meeting, two which was later that day. 100 total signups. by midday on october 2nd they had 100. the next day, october 3rd, 248 signups. good gracious. chris, not 16, not 600. not 6,000. six. there are more people in this room than signed up for obama care on day one, the big
plagued roll out of the affordable care act website. today for the first time a member of the obama administration is apologizing for the website's botched launch. the federal official overseeing that healthcare.gov faced tough questions from a key house committee. she began with a blunt statement. >> reporter: as far as free review of obama care. >> getting an assessment of obama law. >> reporter: or a witchcraft stake out. >> democrats want to make it work, republicans don't. >> reporter: house lawmakers, probed, praised or picked it apart. >> we're only four weeks into this one and already declaring it dead. >> now we're told everything will be okay very soon. why should the american people believe you now. >> reporter: the woman in charge of the problem plagued obama care website in her testimony a major maricopa to the public. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> new questions over promises made by obama. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. >> reporter: if you like your health care plan, you will be able to kee
johns. >> reporter: cnn has learned that the obama administration was warned in september that the. [ kaye website wasn't ready to go live. the main contractor cgi issued this confidential report to the agency overseeing the healthcare.gov rollout. it warned of a number of open risks for the website. the report gave the highest priority to things in plain language like we don't have access to monitoring tools. not enough time and schedule to conduct adequate performance testing. and hub services are intermittently unavailable. short for the site's not working sometimes. cgi saying back in september they were putting a team in place to alert whenever the hub goes down. up on capitol hill tuesday, the head of cms, the agency that received that report, kicked off testimony by saying she's sorry. >> we know that consumers are eagle tore purchase this coverage and to the millions of americans who have attempted to use health dare caught govern to shop and enroll in health care coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marilyn
keep rolling at the world and at the obama administration. i'm surprised there has not been more push back. it triggered a response by major nations. france, germ knowy and britain which has been our partner in a lot of surveillances saying it will work can europeans. we will come out with new rules that the nsa will have to live with. they will be more limited and the question will have to sort out that does that put the country at greater risk of the attack and does it take away any weapons important in defending the united states and allies as we go to greater protections of civil liberties. >> does anyone believe they would tap the phone of one of america's important allies. the cell phone of a world leader like angela merkel? does anybody believe the president would be kept in the dark? >> i believe there is such mass as david was saying. >> no, no. it's one thing if you -- >> i do not think the president was tapping. >> you don't think the president knew that angela merkel's cell phone -- >> i don't believe it. >> which is worse? >> that's terrible, yeah. >> if the president doe
, for example, 80% in kentucky. this has given rise to, well, conspiracy theorys that the obama administration has been planning all along to push people into medicaid and move us another step closer to single-payer health care. spooky. but here's the deal. you can't really push people from private exchange plans into medicaid because most of the people eligible for exchange subsidies just aren't eligible for medicaid, and that's only going to change if congress expands eligibility again and i wouldn't hold my breath. there's thalgs per sis sent idea that medicaid is a disaster of a medicaid program that hurts people more than it helps, but most people who have medicaid appear to like it. in fact, one study felt that 45% of michigan residents are with individual plans rated them poorly compared with just 16% of those with medicaid, and that's because those individual plans could be really bad for the consumer. and now by law they can't. that's supposed to be an improvement. eric, do you have another caller for me? >> melissa, we have mitch from kentucky. mitch, you're on the air. >> caller: ma
revelations, just keep rolling at the world and at the obama administration. i'm surprised there's not more push back because it's triggered a response by major nations, france, germany, even britain that's been our partner said it will work with the europeans for new rules. we'll come out of this with new rules that the nsa has to live with. somewhat more limited collection of these signals. the question we'll have to sort out does that put the country at any greater risk of attacks. does it take away any weapons that were important in defending the united states and our allies for that matter as we go to greater protection of civil liberties. >> does anybody around this table believe the nsa would tap the phone of one of america's most important allies, the cell phone of a wld leader like angela merkel. does anybody believe the president would be kept in the dark? >> i believe there's such -- >> it's one thing if you tap the phones -- >> i don't think the president was tapping merkel's phone. >> you don't think that the president knew -- >> he may have gotten the data. i don't believe tha
circumstances. better luck next time. you're an obama nominee. in fact, so far in this administration, 32 of his nominees have needed cloiture petitions to end filibusters over nominations. that number in the entire bush presidency just 18. there's that old saying justice delayed is justice denied and couldn't be more true right now in the judicial system. might be a political game to republicans in washington but access to the courts matters to americans of all political persuasions across the country and we saw that firsthand this week. joining is professor spencer overton and drew courtney. thanks to you both. >> thanks for having me. >> thank you. >> spencer, i want to start with you and talking about the decisions this week and the vacancies. i know that you've worked on the confirmation process and you know how hard it can be to get these nominees through. but also, the consequences of who gets put on the bench. >> right. and what we have to understand, karen, is how important the d.c. circuit is. it's important for a few reasons. one, it's a feed tore the u.s. supreme court. four current
. >> and they say that by january of next year, there will have been 2 million people deported under the obama administration. rachel, that's the entire population of namibia taken out in five years. and some studies say that as many as 25% of those people deported had u.s.-born children. so, these are families that are being affected. and it's not a sumantical discussion we're having in some university about the pros and cons of, you know, immigration reform as an idea and as a concept. it makes such good financial economic sense, it would help in the deficit, it would help in getting the economy even going a lot faster than it has been going. it would also for conservatives that are worried about amnesty and people paying their dues, it would at least let the united states know who the people are that are here, which are the real bad ones and get them out. and then the ones that have been here, many of whom have children, could continue to contribute much more to this economy now that they could at least come out from under the shadows and not fear deportation. so many reasons. that's why mo
questions about the botched rollout. lawmakers zeroed in on what the obama administration knew -- and when it knew it. "i told the president that we were ready to go. clearly i was wrong. " >> reporter:the secretary was also pressed about a pledge repeated by her boss -- that if americans like their current insurance plan, they can keep it. millions may find, that's not the case. one lawmaker demanded answers for his constituents: "shawn lost his plan that he liked. and there are thousands and millions of shawns throughout this country that lost the plan we like because someone in " enough. >> reporter:the president also sought to clarify that concern -- "if insurers decided to downgrade or cancel the substandard plans, what we said under the law is you have to replace them with quality comprehensive " coverage. the administration says the health-care-dot-gov site should be working by the end of november. in washington, i'm karin caifa. >> reporter:concerns tonight the national security agency has broken in to the main communication links that connect yahoo and google data centers around t
. >> this is coming possibly in response to the massive problems with the healthcare.gov website. the obama administration will now allow individuals extra time to sign up for those insurance plans. ko im is live in southwest d.c. at the department of health and human services with more on the story. how much extra time do people have now, ko? >> reporter: good morning to you. that extra time being six weeks. originally you had to sign up till february 15. now you have till the end of man according to the folks at the department of health and human services. you may have tied to be the early bird and tried to sign up onlive when the website healthcare.gov launched on october 1 but you ran into some issues. now they're being told those problems, the glitches will be fixed by the end of november, that the website should be running smoothly by then. there's reportedly a list of dozens of fbis but the law and the site are both under scrutiny. here's what white house press secretary jay carney had to say. >> we have acknowledged that health care.gov has not performed adequately. and the presiden
's a live look >> the obama administration says it's extending the deadline for american's to sign up for the affordable care act. people now have until march 31st to sign up for coverage next year. and avoid new tax the announcement had been expected - since the white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. when it comes to leadership and personal responsibility, president barack obama has made his stance very clear: "the buck stops with me." jim sciutto has details. are >> are >> >> reporter: president obama wouldn't confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u-s allies like germany's chancellor angela merkel -- but in an interview with the new cable network fusion, he both defended u-s intelligence activities... >> "the national security operations generally have one purpose, and that is to make sure the american people are safe." >> reporter: and conceded.. that maybe, they've gone too far. >> "i'm initiating now a review to make sure what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing." >> reporter: s
for the obama administration. willie, do you believe all spoold up mia was yesterday. everything was going fine, ten she showed up on set, whew. i'd like to apologize. >> i said something that actually made sense and joe just -- >> more impressions today? >> maybe. . maybe so, maybe a great thing. i don't know, i can't wait. >> all right. why don't we get to the news? i love that opening sound byte. that was fantastic. did you see the guy's face just sitting there going -- >> he couldn't get to -- >> you know what, he had in ug to say. >> feeter do i. >> yeah. >> we're going to do the news. this morning, president obama will be in boston -- >> oh, good, he's going to see the red sox. >> i know you invited him. >> sam, you want to go to the game? >> i would love to, i didn't realize i was invited until now, though. >> i just invited you. >> i will see you then. >> we bring sam? okay. are we bringing the plummer? okay. not for the red sox but to speak about the affordable care act. kathleen sebelius is expected for the blame contractors. >> she's profiling. call in caroline kennedy. >> saying the
, the obama administration is promising to fix the befuddled health care website. now the ceo of the first private insurance exchange is offering to help. we'll talk to him ahead. >>> a community calls for justice in northern california after a 13-year-old carrying a toy gun is shot and killed by a police deputy. was his race a factor there? we'll talk to a civil rights leader who's joining the call. >>> and later, hip-hop, humor and public health. it's today's "big idea." >>> we're going to start in the west where travelers at los angeles international airport are seeing an increased security presence today. it could be days before the airport returns to normal after friday's shooting that left a tsa officer dead and others wounded. nbc's miguel almaguer has been covering the story for us over the last day. good day to you, miguel, and what's the latest? >> reporter: good afternoon. we know that terminal three where the investigation is taking place where the shooting happens remains shut down to the public. they are allowing some passengers who were inside that terminal during the shooti
range. while the obama administration is dealing with explaining why the president of the united states told people of the united states repeatedly if you like your policy you can keep it, we now know that as of early as of july 2009 the white house knew that wasn't the case. you let that message burn in. that's not enough. after that you have to do three things. number one you have to say what you're for not just against. it's not enough being against obama care. what's our plan. secondly you need to have some win candidates who are effective messengers who can win people who even don't always agree with you on every issue. you look at really good politicians, they get people to vote for them who don't necessarily agree with them on everything. >> can you imagine if the tea party group hadn't done all this shut down stuff and they waited and let this just play out can you imagine the position the berth be in right now? wouldn't it be far better, far stronger? and just successful on every level because they have this roll out story. >> i was not a big fan of the shut down strategy prima
.s. reliance on drones abroad and demands for more transparency from the obama administration. a recent article by a reuters foreign affairs reporter goes a bit further. it suggests america's obsession with al qaeda is worse than al qaeda itself. joining me now, david road, who wrote that column. david, glad to have you here. i want to go through what you wrote in the column, saying, 12 years after 9/11, the united states' obsession with al qaeda is doing more damage to country than the terrorist group itself. now, hang on. there hasn't been a successful attack on u.s. soil planned by al qaeda in a dozen years. can you explain that? >> well, that's part of my point. we have in essence won this war. it's not over yet. there's still a threat to this country. but the president himself in a speech said this spring, you know, we don't want an analyst war on terror. we have to be on our guard but we have to kind of move forward and get past endless drone strikes. the nsa surveillance, which seems to be out of control, and keep this conflict and keep this threat in perspective. >> okay. krcritics are
of explaining to do. new allegations of nsa spying on european allies have sent the obama administration scrambling. and >> today u.s. officials will sit down with lawmakers from the european union to discuss the latest rounds of spying allegations that- which include charges the nsa monitor the calls of 35 world leaders including france and germany. >> last week reported surfers claiming the nsa mar the chancellor and a love merkels cell foam. >> german media says of the surveillance would on for over a decade. in fact, one newspaper wrote that president obama was made aware of it in 2010 and allowed it to continue. >> the nsa denies the the president's involvement. it >> and anger over the nsa spying scandal is spreading to the streets of washington. >> demonstrators rallied against the nation surveillance programs on saturday. >> a state department spokeswoman says president obama has directed the government to review its surveillance capabilities. it >> right now we have a dramatic video coming into the kron 4 news room from beijing affecting dozens of tourist. >> right now, five peo
their policies canceled and that the obama administration has known about that for three years. according to nbc news up to 14 million people who buy their health insurance individually will receive a cancellation letter in the next year because the current policies don't meet the standards laid out by the new law. the white house told nbc that people whose policies will be canceled will in most cases be automatically shifted to plans with better protections. >>> and peter lee, the director of california's health insurance exchange, says he will not reveal how many californians have enrolled in the covered healthcare plan until mid-november. but he says once the figures are posted, they will be very detailed, broken down by city, age of enrollees and which kind of plans they've selected. >>> 7:10. the defensive coordinate for the oakland raiders has apologized for the obscene gesture he made on the field in sunday's game against the steelers. now, he made that gesture twice while protesting a referee's call in the third quarter of the raiders' 21-18 win over the steelers. there it is. he says he
different than in terms of president george w. bush. >> the obama administration spied on at least 35 foreign governments according to "the wall street journal". they did not deny the spying. the white house said all spying tactics are under review. some have already been canceled like surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. it has infuriated he and severely damaged u.s. relations. a prominent newspaper said obama had known of the spying since 2010. he was informed personally that year. the administration denied that confrontation took place. the mess in europe is now spilling into some corners of congress. >> they don't believe ever listening to the head of state of an ally is appropriate. i would hope the president is as upset as all of us are in congress. >> reporter: some lawmakers say europe needs to grow up. >> if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they would be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing. >> reporter: the white house promised merkel the surveillance is over and will never happen again.
for everyone, the best get to call your insurance companies to get information. >>> the obama administration is thinking seriously this morning about ending surveillance programs that eavesdrops from dozens of foreign leaders. the allies are said they're furious the national security agency monitored their phone calls. >> and intelligence sources tell the "los angeles times" that the white house did approve many of those operations. margaret brennan, good morning. >> did morning. they're upset by the volume of information collected by the nsa. they want to know what was done with it. they'll have meetings at the white house and the state department today. a lot of these questions will be one answered. president obama said there should be additional constraints on how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he told cable channel fusion. >> what we've over the past few year their compat capacities continue to develop and expand. that's why i'm issuing a national review to what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean that they should be doing. >> reporter: the president would not
in the obama administration were using to deal with this. they were so afraid that republicans were trying to defund it they created this broke system of trying to work this out and that that created the problem. >> is the sort of overall idea of sinking in that it doesn't work for all of these reasons? >> absolutely. and it's not just that the website, the manifestation, that's not the only problem. the problem is also getting people's eligibility information to them getting information to the insurance companies, and those are structural flaws predicted. >> and the consequences of that? >> people are not signing up which then leads of course if it continues into a month from now if this is still the problem then the consequences are policy consequences that get to the heart of whether this can survive as a piece of policy. >> that's my next question because the president is on the road promoting his health care agenda and everybody agrees this rollout has been a hot mess to put it very bluntly. how big of an effect is it having on the rest of his agenda? >> well,
to begin with the u.s. spying scandal. the head of the nsa will be grilled on capitol hill. the obama administration now considering whether to end all spying on foreign leaders friendly to the u.s. this comes after revelations that the nsa was tapping german leader angela merkel's cell phone. igniting anger across the whole of europe. the head of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein wants, and i do quote, a total review, end quote, of nsa activities. >>> and a federal judge has struck out key portions of a texas abortion law. the law was passed this year, despite a filibuster by senator wendy davis. you see some of the footage here of that. the texas attorney general, now appealing. the case is likely headed to the u.s. supreme court. >>> and a san diego judge is now the subject of a growing controversy there after performing a wedding for a convicted killer she had just sentenced to life in prison. judge patricia cookson served the cake. relatives of the murder victim are demanding an apology. saying they were rushed out of court. they are filing an ethics complaint.
'll be focused on this morning, the obama administration appears to have passed up offers for amazon and microsoft to help fix the government's healthcare.gov website b. an october 7th inquiry from amazon subsidiaries. in the meantime, microsoft contacted hhs and the white house with offers of technical expertise and assistance, but the company has not provided any such services at least at this point. >>> coming up, we're going to do reviews of our own. we have reviews of apple's new ipad. >> you have it? >> i don't have it. i've seen it. >> do you guys have air? >> it's pretty amazing. >> we have it coming up in the next segment. >> it seems like all minor things to me. >> it's a little lighter, a lot monster. >> 3-d games are -- >> you want them better or -- >> no. it's expensive. >>> we're going to talk about the sugary drink tax debate. also, in sports news, the boston red sox, can win the world series tonight at fenway if the cardinals win. game seven, that's going to be in boston. >> if they win in boston, it will be the first time since woodrow wilson. (vo) you are a business
launch. all this the day after an obama administration official apologized for the first time, for the errant website. >> to the millions of americans who attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in health care coverage, i want to apologize to you. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> reporter: but there was no apology from the white house, for another obama care dust-up, the oft repeated claim -- >> no matter what you have heard, if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. >> reporter: republicans say the president misled the public. some called it a lie because 15 million americans may, in fact, lose the cheap, underperforming insurance they have now. >> there was a glitch in openness and honesty to the american people, if terms of the fact that you cannot keep your health insurance. >> reporter: so far, up on the hill, a very partisan hearing. so far, sebelius seems to be keeping her cool. george? >>> let's get the other top stories from josh. >> we're going to begin with our money. wall str
president obama and the administration promised people if they liked their plans, they could keep them. this is what mike thompson from the bay area talks about. more at 8:15. back to you. >> thank you. >>> more trouble for the healthcare.gov website last night. maintenance kept customers from submitting applications. verizon one of the contractors working on the website says government officials asked government officials to provide them extra computing and storage facility. the website appears to be back up and running this morning. >>> later on today, president obama flies to boston and calling for patience with the rollout of the affordable care act. he will talk about the problems massachusetts had when it launched its own insurance reform which is now very popular. >>> the government released how much social security will increase next year. the annual cost of living adjustment is 1.5%. this makes it one of the smallest increases since automatic adjustments were adopted back in 1975. the cost of living announcement was scheduled for two weeks ago but it was delayed by the governm
headline. every time there's a problem in the administration obama is unaware. >> he's mad that he didn't know. >> he's mad about obama care. >> he's mad about -- >> that we were spying. >> mad about the irs scandal. mad about benghazi. >> if you're obama, what is the answer on the merkel phone? >> what are you supposed to say? >> our bad. >> are you supposed to say our bad? >> personally to her you say our bad. >> the germans are furious, truly furious. >> by the way, since we did find out -- since he did find out about this they canceled some of them but not all. >> right. that's the funny thing in that story. >> now and in the future. >> we're not doing merkel but we won't say -- >> we did it in the past. no question. >> the germans don't do it. >> the germans don't do it. they say they don't do it. >> when you're in international espionage a lot of this stuff goes on that nobody says they do. >> be a big boy and say, you know what, life is what it is. chinese do it, germans do it, french do it, we all do it. >> there's outrage. it's an important ally. >> the germans -- >> the french
carolina was blocked to head up the federal housing administration and housing agency, one of president obama's picks to head up the d.c. circuit court of appeals was blocked by filibuster. people just say washington is broken. this is just standard operating procedure. if you're looking -- if the past hikt ri is predictive, some people might not be all that far off if there's not some time of government shutdown in the future, i think we're going to get pretty close to it. >> right. a lot of frightening numbers in this poll and a real indication the american people simply lack confidence with their political leaders. as the man that understands these polls better than any of us, what was most shocking to you? >> i think it was the 63% of the folks want to elect a new member of congress. we do know -- and i was just saying at the beginning, this is why i think that incumbents should be worried because nothing is easier than being an incumbent and winning re-election. of course, we see incumbents go down from time to time. but usually the winning percentage is something like 90% or so. b
was reportedly livid about the surveillance and called president obama to register her displeasure. but the spying may have begun as far back as 2002, the early days of the bush administration, before merkel even became chancellor. and that timeline makes this clip from 2006 even creepier! i can't help but wonder if bush had gotten a tip from the nsa about how merkel mentioned on the phone she enjoyed the occasional back rub. here's the craziest part about this whole thing, it's not that we were tapping the german chancellor's phones, which is not necessarily that surprising, even though it involved an ally, it is that, apparently, president obama did not know we were doing it, according to a report from the "wall street journal" out today. the spying on merkel was part of the massive surveillance operation put in place by president george w. bush after the september 11th attacks, which members of the bush administration continue to defend to this day. >> we do have a fantastic intelligence capability worldwide against all kinds of potential issues and concerns. we are vulnerable,
and that's where i think team obama wants to go. i'll give you the the last word. >> i think what we're already seeing and it's puzzling the administration won't tell us. i think what's already happening is the vast majority of those are medicaid, you're right. and i also think that young, healthy people say i may take this $95 fine. i don't have a few thousand dollars more to pay for this health care later on and financially this won't work. >> pennsylvania congressman tim murphy, thank you, sir. we appreciate your time very much. >>> now, folks, obama care is not the only political battle brewing. there is a budget fight getting started again and this time it looks like it may be all about taxes. what a shocker that is. republicans say no new taxes, more democrats like harry reid and nancy pelosi are starting to demand tax hikes. i'm going to talk to one of the top senators that were in on the negotiations that began today. it's "the kudlow report." please stay with us. ♪ nice car. sure is. make a deal with me, kid, and you can have the car and everything that goes along with it.
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